Republicans today offered a set of technical amendments to SB 654. After the amendments were refused, the bill with the urgency clause died on a 24-1 vote with all Republicans abstaining except for one. Senator Steinberg then stripped the urgency clause from the bill and it passed on a 34-1 vote. This now moves to the Assembly without the urgency clause. Senator Steinberg referenced that this would now become part of the budget process.
We will continue to keep you posted on any developments.